David Berridge - President and owner of CRA Technologies, Inc.
David has a vision and goal of serving the Oil and Gas industry with a team of dedicated employees who are specialists in their field, easily adaptable to new technology, and believe in treating people with respect.
David has over twenty-five years of experience as a Welding Engineer working in the Defense and Oil and Gas Industries. During his fourteen years in the Oil and Gas Industry he has worked for two of the major OEMs. Throughout David’s career he has been afforded the opportunity to work with virtually all of the welding processes. These opportunities have included work with cutting edge technologies such as lasers, electron beam and friction stir welding. After managing the weld and fabrication shop for five years at one OEM, David accepted the role of Head Welding Engineer for the Western Region and led the Global Welding Team to troubleshoot and improve the welding and fabrication processes at their other facilities around the world. During this time he was provided the opportunity to observe and evaluate some of the most advanced manufacturers processes and procedures.
Experience with the following Materials:
API 5L Line Pipe: X52 – X80, API 5CT Casing: C75 – C90, various low carbon: forgings, plate, pipe and structural shapes, A514 “T1”, Low Alloy Steels (LAS): 4130, 4140, 4340, 8630, F22, etc…, Stainless Steels: 304, 316, 321, 347, Duplex SS, Nitronic® 50 & 60, 410, CA6NM, F6NM, etc…, Nickel Alloys: Alloy 276, Alloy 625, Alloy 718, etc…, Cast Iron, Maraging Steel, Copper Nickel, Aluminum: Cast & Wrought and Titanium.